Dickey shuts out Cardinals (7 hits), Mets win 5-0


June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) – R.A. Dickey followed up Johan Santana’s no-hitter by shutting out St. Louis, David Wright homered and the New York Mets beat the Cardinals 5-0 on Saturday. Dickey (8-1) gave up seven hits, struck out nine and walked none in his third career shutout – first this season. The Mets scored three runs in the second, on a mishandled grounder and two run-scoring groundouts to win for the sixth time in eight games.
Carlos Beltran had a clean double against Dickey in the second inning – a day after he hit a shot down the line that looked fair but was ruled foul against Santana. The Cardinals have lost four straight and seven of nine.